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07-05-2012, 12:20 PM
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Yep that is correct, we have 7 (Nyquist,Tatar,Sheahan,Jurco,Tvrdon,Frk, Pulkinnen,Jarnkrok) forwards with top 6 potential and 4 have top line potential (Nyquist, Jurco, Pulkinnen, Jarnkrok). Obviously not all well get to their top end potential, but a couple lower guys may break out and surprise us.
On defense we have an average pool with the chance it can become above average after next year. We have 4 guys with top 4 and maybe even top pairing potential in Smith, Sproul, Jessen and Oullett. We then have a ton of guys with bottom pairing/mid pairing potential in backman,marchenko, Nedomel, etc.
Our only real area of concern is goalie and we have Howard long term so I'm not worrying. However we do have Mrazek and Paterson in the wings so while we don't have a huge number of goalies the potential for a game changing goalie is there.
I agree mostly. Not counting this year:
Star Power Forwards: Nyquist (oldish), Tatar (maybe a 2nd line guy instead), Sheahan (you cant ignore his physical attributes) ,Jurco, Pulkinnen, Jarnkrok. Six guys that have carrying the torch potential. If even 2 turn out decent we will be set on forward. It is looking like all but maybe Pulkinnen will be NHL players. But again even if 2 make it we did pretty well.
Star Power Defensemen: Smith (oldish), Sproul, and Oullett. They all look like very strong prospects. Not as deep as forward but probably more talent here.
Star Power Goalies: Mrazek is really the only one. We have McCollum who looks like a bust but he has the physical attributes and was a first round pick. He may get it together later in his career. This is an area we lack depth but Mrazek is a very solid goalie. Given Howard is young it is less of a concern.
Aside from the star players we have a fair number of depth prospects. Even if you take out Smith and Nyquist (cause they are too old) we have a pretty strong pool of prospects to trade.
Consider any 2 forward prospects available and any one Defensive Prospect (other than Smith available)
A package of Nyquist, Pulkinen, Oullett would land you a pretty good player imo.
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